Lander: Don’t Delay Your Measles Vaccination

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brad-lander-nycBrooklyn – A number of children in the Boro Park community have recently contracted measles, a virus that causes fever, runny nose, cough and a rash all over the body.

There have been 28 cases of measles identified in Boro Park, and 20 more cases in Williamsburg, according to the City of New York.

Council Member Brad Lander urged community members to take action to protect their families. “It appears that the first case came from London — but as it has spread,” said Lander. “Most of those who have gotten measles were not vaccinated.”

Because measles is spreading quickly in the community, the City of New York recommends that Orthodox Jewish children six months or older be vaccinated, to protect their own health and so they do not pass the virus to younger children in the community.

If children have already received their first dose of the vaccine earlier in childhood, they should get their second dose of the vaccination now to ensure they are protected.

“To keep your children safe, get them vaccinated as soon as possible,” Lander said.

If you have any questions, contact the City’s measles hotline at 347-396-2402 (weekdays 9-5pm) or 212-764-7667 (after hours and weekends).

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}

8 COMMENTS

  1. The city said Orthodox Jewish children older than six months should be vaccinated? What about Jewish children or non-Jewish children. They don’t need to be vaccinated? What’s with the Orthodox?

  2. Shame on all these negative comments. Lander happens to be a mentch par excellance! I happen to know–i live in his district.

  3. There is no such thing as a right in Yiddishkeit. Especially when we do or not do something that may cause others to suffer.

    It is negligent and selfish of you to not vaccinate your children.

  4. To Anonymous (June 4, 2013 at 9:40 PM). You’re correct, but then when someone days because you didn’t vaccinate your children, Damam B’roshcha!

  5. Oops! Typo alert:

    To Anonymous (June 4, 2013 at 9:40 PM). You’re correct, but then when someone *dies* because you didn’t vaccinate your children, Damam B’roshcha!

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